Maxim Integrated

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Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
325 Reviews
3.1
325 Reviews
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Maxim Integrated President and CEO Tunc Doluca
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I can learn a lot of technical stuff from the company (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance possible, Plate is filled with work always (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is old school and very out of touch with the operator levels (in 16 reviews)

  • Sometimes it was tough to maintain work life balance but was manageable (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Bad Company to start career at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing....if you are a new grad, don't start career here because management is ruthless and incompetent. The worst decision I made in my life to work here when much more stable companies were knocking at my door. It was like marrying a bad wife...just don't do it ever....learn from my mistake. Senior engineers are really just more paid off pawns who are scared to be let go themselves and rely on the steady paycheck.

    Cons

    Everything....management is out of touch..had no idea how hard its engineering staff works on new chipsets and the challenges and time needed to develop the next generation of chip sets...would rather get a Christmas bonus than seek long term growth....company is corrupt and not about engineering anymore. They are always looking for new blood to use and people who are unaware and/or desperate. The company is incompetent and you'd be better off using your engineering mind somewhere where there is long term investment in your skills and development. This company could be realize its full potential if incompotence was not promoted everywhere. The company is being sabotaged from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None....power has corrupted them beyond repair....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Struggling to move beyond startup mentality

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people. Interesting designs. Fairly demanding quality practices.

    Cons

    In spite of its size, Maxim is struggling to move beyond running like a startup: relying on word-of-mouth to communicate, teaching managers how to manage is in its infancy, path to advancement for engineers is opaque, spotty project management practices, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize achievements. Teach middle management how to recognize achievements. Directly penalize poor management practices, and explicitly and publicly recognize technical achievements. Share knowledge: don't worry about IP theft to the point of restricting learning between groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Well established, good gross margins, friendly people

    Cons

    Hard to move the needle because the company is so large now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Bad-Bad-Bad Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Good location
    New campus
    Cafeteria with multiple choices of foods
    Smart and hardworking people

    Cons

    Rotten management: they let go all the good hardworking managers and hired bad ones instead, those who have connections in the upper echelone.
    Deceitful to employees in favor of nepotism.
    The company rating/bonus system is a joke: everything depends not on the person actual performance (even documented), but on how close you are to the managers' butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire CEO: this will waterfall most useless middle management. Then you can hire good ones again, may be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Low morale, low raise, little opportunity promotion

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company R&D personnel are better paid and valued.

    Cons

    Paid below industry average, low staff counts, work overtime quite often, and not being recognized and promoted. Same as most of the other other reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and treat your employees well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dead End

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start if you're entry level and looking to get your feet wet in the industry. Mostly competent people to work with though the best are on overload

    Cons

    Generally little chance for advancement based on ability. A classic ,who you know and not a what you know company. That's probably true of many companies but it's an art form at Maxim. Mostly lip service when it comes to placing value on it's personnel. Overall morale reflects it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the people outside your usual circle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tech 2

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech II  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Tech II in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Yearly events of family picnics, and Christmas party.

    Cons

    Supervisors need to participate in the work area more. Make sure that the leads are staying on track. The leads contend against each other, and complain about other shifts. That is a direct impression of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off their butts and stop the finger pointing. The workers are all adults, and being treated as children is one of the areas that really ticked me off. Own up to the responsibility that you are assigned to, and stop procrastinating on the job! Stay sharp, and attention to the situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Maxim has a chance to get back to greatness

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Engineering talent is great and the products are state of art...you can learn a lot.
    Pay is competititve
    Willing to get rid of poor performing employees

    Cons

    Limited capability to forge and support a vision at the executive level
    Poor acquisition history has wasted money and resources
    Unwilling to get rid of poor performing management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to get rid of poor performing executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible vacation schedules
    Nothing significant comes to mind

    Cons

    Gone are the days of Great work environment, Job Security and Good Bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If only more attention was given to rewarding or appreciating an employee vs. the effort management currently puts in rating an employee lower and lower qtr after qtr. Challenge: Find a truly happy employee at Maxim

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    An absolutely awful company if you are just a Fabrication Technician.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fabrication Technician  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Fabrication Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule allowed for 3-4 consecutive days off.
    Great flexibility for securing a part-time job on the side.
    Mildly interesting manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Horribly intrusive micromanagement by employees who were not assigned such responsibilities yet are able to get other employees in trouble who don't follow their instructions.
    Hardly any worthwhile compensation towards the employees who actually push the product.
    Absolutely no growth opportunities for even an entry level engineering position if you don't have a master's or doctorate's degree in some kind of engineering-related degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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